Quick and Easy Recipes – Fuel you day with plant power!
This weeks Yummy Yoga Girl guest blogger Svetla Karamshuk is going to introduce you to the best 3 homemade breakfast recipes to kick start your day.
In this blog you will not only learn 3 quick homemade breakfast recipes. You will also learn:
- How each ingredient makes a difference in your body
- The benefits of plant based nutrition
- How to save time and still eat delicious nutritious food
Don’t have time to make homemade breakfasts?
Well let us surprise you with 3 best breakfast recipes for your yoga lifestyle from Svetla. So you can have the cosiest and the tastiest Winter of your life Yogi’s.
“Smoothies, overnight oats and yoghurts just don’t sound as appealing when freezing rains and winds rule the world. Homemade food is so much more than just food. It nourishes your soul and warms your heart and those who you share it with.”
Breakfast one – The Go-To YOGI Breakfast
Mix 1/2 cup of Oats + 1/2 medium carrot, 1/3 of a medium courgettes, 1/4 tsp ginger, 1 heaped teaspoon of grounded flax seeds, 1 tbs chia seeds, i tbs of your favourite nut butter, 2-3 walnuts, raisins, dried apricots, chia jam or frozen berries.
Optional add 1/2 tsp Mala powder, 1/2 tsp of Lucuma powder.
What each ingredients gives you
Grounded Flax Seeds – Omega 3 acids to make your muscles strong and flexible.
Maca and Lucuma powder – Calcium and a beautiful caramel taste
Nuts and nut butter – Boost your muscles recovery and bringing in proteins and fats. Oil your joints. Nut butter is easier to digest too.
Chia seeds – Fats and proteins
Ginger – Wake up effect
Raisins – These little loves are known for their anti inflammatory benefits and can help you to fight off hay fever and colds.
Yummy top tip from Svetla
Eating seasonal fruit and veggies gives your body 5 times more vitamins than those that are shipped from abroad.
Breakfast Two – Pinhead Course Oatmeal Brekkie Bowl
To save time pre-soak oats the night before. It takes 20 minutes to cook from dry and 10 minutes to cook from pre soaked.
Are you working towards mindful eating? Then this recipe is for you. The oats are creamy and chewy at the same time so offers your mind and body more time to process and enjoy every spoonful. And if you are the one who feels hungry after a regular oatmeal, this bowl will make you feel full and nourished.
Add 40g of Oats
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp pumpkin or mixed spice
2 chopped plums
100ml of water
1/2 tsp brown sugar or natural sweeter
pinch of pink himalayan salt
Bring all the ingredients to a boil and leave o a medium heat. Stir occasionally as it might stick to the bottom. Leave for 5-7 minters if you pre soaked oats or 15 minutes if you’re cooking from dry.
While our oats are doing their job! Let’s prepare the toppings for every super food bowl taste.
Seed bowl: Mix pumpkin, sunflower, chia and sesame seeds.
Dried Fruits bowl: add raisins, chopped prunes and dried apricots.
Super food bowl: Maca and Lucuma powder for their powerful antioxidant properties.
Nut bowl: Pecans and walnuts work especially well. But you can add almonds and cashews too.
Back to the oats now! Mix in 1 tsp of grounded flax seeds, throw a handful of raisins and add 30-40ml of plant based milk. I use soy. Mix well and leave on a medium heat for a couple of minutes. Switch off the heat and leave to stay under the lid for another couple of minutes.
Serve with your favourite bowls with the toppings on the side.
Breakfast Three – Plum Crumble with Spiced Yoghurt
Last homemade breakfast is all about cosy Sunday mornings with your loved one. Or perfect for those days when you want to cook something special but also to save every minute of your precious family time.
Set oven heat to 180C. While its warming up de-stone 6 medium plums. Quarter them and throw into a deep baking pan. Add:
1 tsp mixed spices
1/2 tsp grounded cinnamon
1 tbs sunflower and pumpkin seeds
couple of tbs of water
tbs maple syrup or another alternative sweetener
Mix together and add straight into the oven for 10 minutes or until the plums are softish and oh-so-juicy.
Yummy tip from Svetla
Place the plums skin up to cook faster. The roll the skin down before topping up with crumbs.
Now to make the homemade crumb topping
Throw the following ingredients into a bowl:
80-100 gr of oats old fashioned rolled oats are the best for homemade breakfasts.
10ml of extra virgin olive oil.
2-3 tbs of maple syrup or runny honey or other liquid sweeter
1.5 tsp of cinnamon a pinch of pink salt
1 tsp of sesame seeds and several tbs of nuts of your choice.
Now top up plums with the crumbs. Put your baking pan on the top shelf of the oven for 5-8 minutes until the crumbs are golden brown.
Spiced Yoghurt Topping
Meanwhile mix a yoghurt of your choice with 1/2 tsp of cinnamon, pinch of pink sea salt, pinch of grounded turmeric, pinch of grounded ginger, pinch of grounded cloves a bit of sweeter (Stevia is Svetla’s recommendation) and a generous handful of raisins.
Serve warm or hot straight from the oven to the table.
Meet the Blogger
Svetla is a health educator and yoga practitioner.
At the age of fourteen, she decided to make this world a better place. For over 15 years she investigated chemical compounds hoping to make our daily life sustainable and our immune system stronger.
However, year by year she saw more and more unhealthy and sad people. She realised that being head to the toes in research doesn’t make a big difference in your life particularly and in the universe in general.
Depressed and frustrated she accidentally dropped in Ashtanga yoga class which changed her life. Ashtanga gave strength to her body, calmness to her mind and courage to her convictions.
She packed her flasks to start a new chapter to help real individuals like You to deal with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, eating disorders, excess weight to name a few.
“As a scientist, I not only know but will explain to you how a simple act of eating can turn disturbance into fortune and weakness into physical and mental health. My main intention is to help You, a real person behind this screen, to find a happier self and live a healthier life one easy step at a time.”
To get in touch with Svetla visit her website ashtangiwho
And for daily inspiration you can follow her on Instagram